Fitness

Rebooting Libido

Exercise Rekindles Desire by Maya Whitman Because exercise delivers so many benefits, it’s not surprising that one of them is benefiting libido. A low sex drive can affect either gender at any age, and contributing factors include hormonal changes, daily stressors and certain prescription drugs. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, short-duration bursts of exercise ... Read More »

ONE COMMON UNITY Pedals to Prevent Violence During Third Annual Peace Ride

Registration has begun for One Common Unity’s Third Annual PEACE RIDE, which will take place Saturday, September 29 ​from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, D.C. ​The ride will cover 19 scenic miles, starting from the Lincoln Memorial and spreading across the District and Virginia. All are welcome to be a part of this effort to fulfill the mission ... Read More »

Dive into Swimming

10 Tips to Optimize Workouts by Jim Thornton Swimming may be the perfect lifelong sport; it’s a low-impact, joint-friendly, sustainable way for anyone to stay fit at any age. In taking the plunge—including after a prolonged hiatus—be wisely aware of some caveats. *Allow for relevant muscles to get into swim-shape. Endurance training increases their ability to use oxygen and nutrients ... Read More »

Exercise to Sleep By

Quell Insomnia and Nighttime Anxiety  by Marlaina Donato Insomnia plagues millions of Americans, and finding a solution can be difficult when the condition is chronic. Prolonged lack of quality sleep compromises health and sets the stage for depression, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammation, poor memory and even serious risk of heart attack. The good news is that natural alternatives, especially ... Read More »

Join the Peace Ride

Looking for a way show your commitment to promote compassion, prevent violence, while pedaling for peace throughout Washington, D.C.? Join the 2018 Peace Ride from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 29. This community event is hosted by One Common Unity (OCU), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to break the cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy ... Read More »

Rising Above Adversity

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle by April Thompson At one time or another, an estimated 70 percent of people experience a life-altering traumatic event, and most grow stronger from surviving it, according to decades of research by leading institutions like Harvard and Yale universities and the University of Pennsylvania. We can prepare now for life’s inevitable hurdles and setbacks ... Read More »

The Inner Journey

by John Mays Midlife can be a wonderful or stressful time in the life cycle of an adult. Many adults begin to question their purpose and direction in life. Many become more self-aware and restless as they struggle with concepts such as aging, their mortality and a renewed sense of purpose in life. Midlife is actually just a transitional stage ... Read More »

Stretch Yourself

Four Ways to Flex Your Muscles by Marlaina Donato Whether working out at the gym or taking to the trails, stretching is sometimes an overlooked asset to any exercise regimen. Eliminating stretches or not doing them properly increases the risk of injury and deprives muscles of what they need for optimum performance. “Just because you are in shape doesn’t always ... Read More »

Take a Hike

Escape into Nature with a Day Trip by Marlaina Donato To many, hiking means long-distance treks through forests or backpacking remote terrain. “In reality, it’s more about getting out into green areas close to home,” says Wesley Trimble, of the American Hiking Society. “It’s about immersion in nature.” Day hiking can be easily tailored to personal preferences and interests. “Excellent ... Read More »

Fitness on OUR Block? Crossfit, Bike, Yoga!

Where else in the District can you find such complementary work outs than in the newly developed Ivy City? This fall, Bicycle Space, Crossfit Hierarchy and Bikram Yoga Ivy City will host its first triathlon that will welcome people in the DMV interested in getting fit for a cause. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 23, everyone is invited to participate in ... Read More »